Drawn Onward

by Daniel Nayeri

On Sale: 10/08/2024

Drawn Onward

by Daniel Nayeri

illustrated by Matt Rockefeller

On Sale: 10/08/2024


Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

In this enthralling and emotional palindrome picture book by Daniel Nayeri and Matt Rockefeller, a young boy grieving the loss of his mother embarks on a lushly fantastical adventure that illuminates what remains when our loved ones are gone.

All alone

He was not so brave…

His heart needed to know

The answer.

This lyrical, heartfelt story a young boy who’s lost all hope braves the dark forest to ask, “Mom, were you glad you were mom?” Gorgeously illustrated, Drawn Onward gently guides readers through the depths of grief and provides comfort and hope to those who seek answers when it feels like all is lost.

Critical Praise

"A gorgeous tale. A delightful puzzle. But most of all, Drawn Onward is a gift for those who believe books to be living things." — Aaron Becker, author of the Caldecott Honor Book Journey

"A touching, poetic journey through grief, bravery and acceptance, so delectably illustrated I want to eat it with a spoon." — Vera Brosgol, author of the Caldecott Honor Book Leave Me Alone

“It's rare to find a book this clever that is also emotionally powerful. Drawn Onward is special and enduring.” — Matt de la Peña, author of Newbery winning Last Stop on Market Street


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063277168
  • ISBN 10: 0063277166
  • Imprint: HarperAlley
  • On Sale: 10/08/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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